Friday, October 30, 2009

Date Night

John and I haven't had a date together for over 5 months now. I've never left Adrienne (except briefly to run to the doctor) and that's just one of the prices you pay to breastfeed. I wouldn't have it any other way, though! I love my girls so much but I have been extremely eager to get out with John. Because we can't really go out right now, I brought a date to our home!

Last night after we put the girls to bed, I made us the NICEST dinner! I made rib eye steaks, grilled garlic shrimp skewers, Parmesan risotto (which was tons of fun to make!), cheddar biscuits (that taste just like Red Lobster's), and steamed broccoli. We set the table, lit some candles, and turned off all other distractions. We're working through the book, Trading Places, by Les and Leslie Parrot (which is a must read, by the way!) and we went over the questions from our workbooks that go with our reading. While we're always spending time with one another and doing things together, I felt like last night was genuine, quality time that really counted for something. Life is so busy and full of so many things to occupy us and it's nice to shut to rest of the world off from time to time!

I feel so refreshed. I think that late night date dinners at home are going to become more frequent around this house!


Alison said...

I think late night dinners are a FANTASTIC idea! While I really enjoy having dinner together with all 4 of us around the table, we might have to try to do this once a month or something and see how it goes.

Glad you guys got some quality time together! We still owe you a date night out on the town.

rccalyn said...

Your "date" sounds wonderful! If I tried to pull off a home-date-night, it would NOT be anything like that! What a fancy meal! Very impressive.

Hang in there with Brooke - she IS 2, after all! I know it seems impossible at the time, but "this too shall pass", "it's a phase", blah blah...doesn't help right now though, does it?!

I can't believe Adrienne is 5 months already! Babies change so fast, it's hard to keep up!

*~tRiStYn MiChElLe~* said...

what a great idea!!! we did a parenting study by les and leslie parrot too! They are kind of corny but I got a lot out of it! :0) glad you guys enjoyed yourselves!